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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 60°F (15°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.52
Course Score: 97.52

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 161 Finishers
2014: 158 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 9.9%
2014: 13.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon course is the same as Avenue of the Giants Marathon course held in May.

The rolling course is on pavement and almost entirely under a canopy of old growth redwood trees. The races finish on the Avenue of the Giants about 148 yards north of the starting line.

Marathon Rankings

The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon was the 325th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 334th largest in 2014.

Last year 9.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon the 197th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 96th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 97.52 ranks it as the 337th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 28th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon a PR Score of 97.52. This PR Score ranks it as the 294th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 22nd fastest in California.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 360 feet (109m)
Min Elevation: 124 feet (37m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon in 4:09:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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